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Planet of the Apes TimelineEdit
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- APJAC Productions brings the budget estimate down to $5.8 million and, at the suggestion of Charlton Heston, Franklin J. Schaffner is recruited as potential director.
- March 8th: A ten-minute Planet of the Apes makeup test - starring Charlton Heston as John Thomas, Edward G. Robinson as Dr. Zaius, James Brolin as Cornelius and Linda Harrison as Zira - is filmed at the request of Richard D. Zanuck, head of production at 20th Century Fox, to consider the practicalities of a movie adaptation. Ape appliances are by Fox's head of makeup, Ben Nye. Zanuck asks APJAC to bring the estimate down to $5 million while he negotiates with the Fox board, and suggests Linda Harrison should play the role of Nova in the movie.
- Arthur P. Jacobs tells actor Roddy McDowall about the Apes movie and suggests McDowall should have a role in the film.
- May 26: Actress Helena Bonham Carter is born in England. Bonham Carter played the role of Ari in the 2001 're-imagined' Planet of the Apes film.
- September 26: Richard D. Zanuck, head of production at Twentieth Century Fox, gives the go-ahead to make a Planet of the Apes film with APJAC Productions, scheduled to begin filming in England in Spring 1967. Charles Eastman is hired to rewrite Rod Serling's screenplay for the movie.
- December: Eastman's script adaptation is abandoned and Michael Wilson replaces him. John Chambers is employed to design convincing ape makeup appliances and Jerry Goldsmith is asked to score the soundtrack.